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for all time.
The commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt is one that we would expect on this night of
all nights. But this commemoration of an event, which brought about the forging of disparate tribes
into one nation, resounds throughout our prayers and is mentioned time after time; indeed many of the
commandments are connected to this event. It was this Exodus, and the freedom it brought, which
enabled us to freely accept the Covenant and the Torah, which was revealed to the whole of the
Children of Israel at Mount Sinai. Judaism is the only religion that was revealed to a nation as a whole
rather than as in many other religions where one person claims to be a conduit to relay his own
message as if it was the word of God.
Passover is commemorated as the Festival of Freedom as has been mentioned so far several
times. It is true that a slave is not free and that we were rescued from slavery by God. However,
freedom has its own responsibility. No one is completely free to do as he wishes. "No man is an island
entire of himself "says the poet. From the time we are born we have certain responsibil...
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